Epic Guide Service

Green Bay’s PRemier Fishing Guide Service

Looking to book an exciting and rewarding Green Bay fishing charter? Epic Guide Service provides full service Green Bay fishing charters with walleye fishing and musky fishing experience that is second to none. With over 25 years of experience guiding Green Bay fishing charters on the Fox river and surrounding area. The Fox river is world renowned for walleye fishing and musky fishing. Epic Guide Service is located in the perfect location for Green Bay guided fishing charters.

Our Green Bay fishing guides provide you with all the tools you need to have a successful Green Bay fishing charter. We don’t like to brag, we let our repeat clients do it for us, and our goal is to send clients home with memories that last forever. Thank you for your interest in Green Bay fishing charters and Epic Guide Service!

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Green Bay, WI

Green Bay, WI Fishing Guide Service

Are you ready to add a professional element to your next fishing charter? At Epic Guide Service, we provide customers with the most exciting outdoor sporting experiences. Our services include walleye fishing and musky fishing charters throughout the year, plus guided waterfowl trips in the spring and fall.

Fishing Trips

Whether it is fishing or hunting, our goal at Epic Guide Service is to provide customers with some of the best outdoor sporting experiences of their lives. Epic Guide Service owner Jake Kaprelian has the skills to make this happen as a lifelong resident of Wisconsin.

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Walleye Fishing Charters

Are you ready to chase some walleye? The walleye is one of the most highly prized game fish in Wisconsin, and we have located many of the best spots in the extensive Green Bay fishery. Walleyes of 10 or more pounds are not uncommon in the waters of Green Bay, and it is possible to net multiple fish of this caliber in a single day.

Muskie Fishing Charters

Are you ready to catch the next world record musky? In fact, many world record muskies over the years have been netted right here in Wisconsin on the Fox River. Experts have predicted the next world record muskie could soon be caught in the waters of Green Bay.

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Great Lakes Trout Fishing Charters

While many people are out on the ice during winter in Wisconsin, some of the best cold water fishing is happening on Lake Michigan. Winter days on the Milwaukee Harbor are often the best times of the year to catch trout. As long as the ice conditions are low enough to get a boat on the water, we guide from December through February.

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What is the best time of year to catch walleye?

The walleye fishing season starts in the spring and goes through August and September. For more information on walleye fishing availability, call Jake Kaprelian at 414-484-7768 or fill out our contact form.

Spring Walleye Fishing

Spring walleye fishing on Green Bay is one of my favorite times of the year. Whether fishing in one of the many major river systems ( Fox River, Oconto River, Peshtigo River, Oconto River or Marinette River) or out on the bay itself, Spring offers one of the best times of the year at true Green Bay Trophy Walleye. Warm water is the name of the game in early spring. Warm water is carried by wind and current. Paying attention to the wind forecast before you head out on your adventure will save you time on the water. Warm water will pool up in bays after days of consistent winds. River and creek mouths also offer warm water discharging into the bay this time of year. The warm water coming from these tributaries will congregate  walleyes in search of food. Both trolling and casting can be utilized to catch fish this time of year. Stick baits are a favorite of mine in the spring for trolling. Rapala pippin raps are also a must have, but don’t forget your hair jigs, blade baits and plastics! Paying attention t water temperature, even a 1-2 degree change, can determine the outcome of how successful your trip can be in the spring on Green Bay

Summer Walleye Fishing

Once the fish on Green Bay have made it to their summer patterns there’s several presentations used to catch them. First off we have to find the fish before you can catch them. Summer fish typically more out to deeper, cooler water, but not all go deep. There is three main areas myself as a Green Bay Fishing Guide looks for in the summer.

Deep mud flats is one of the best areas to search for roaming summer walleyes. Fish stage in 20-40 foot of water for most of the summer in the mud flats for a number of reasons. Food is the main reason, lots of bug hatches brings in baitfish, which the walleyes are not far behind. A thermocline will also set up in the deep water that will attract the walleyes and baitfish. Trolling is my preferred way to target these summer walleyes as they are always on the move. Pulling crank baits, like a Berkley flicker minnow, is a great way to cover water in search of active fish. For the more finicky fish, I like to slow down and pull crawler harness, both suspended and on the bottom. It’s hard for a walleye to pass up a crawler pulled past their face.

Deep rock reefs also offer a great opportunity for summer walleyes on Green Bay. Gobies are a main food source for walleyes on Green Bay. Rock reefs and zebra muscle beds hold gobies and the walleyes will target them for food in the rocks. This offers a great jigging opportunity for anglers. The fish will sometimes be on top of the reefs or sometimes stages off the reef structures. Trolling can be a good way to locate them also. Normally in the summer I target 20-30 feet of water on most occasions. Make sure to have a good fluorocarbon leader if your jigging near the rocks or zebra muscles. They will fray your line and can make it an expensive day!

An often overlooked area too find summer walleyes is in the weeds. Now where the weeds grow on the bay isn’t necessarily deep water, but the oxygen and cover the weeds produce attract baitfish and perch. The walleyes love to bury themselves in the weeds and ambush their prey. Ripping plastics can be a deadly technique to catch fish in the weeds. A kalins jerk minnow on a 1/4 oz jig head is my go to! Casting crank baits or slip bobers is also a great way to target fish. Typically in targeting 6-12 foot of water when I’m looking for weed best. Green bays west shore offers a variety of different areas with plenty of weeds to find fish.

Fall Walleye Fishing

Early fall fishes a lot like the summer bite on the bay. Targeting offshore structure, mud fats and rock reefs. The cooler the water gets as the fall progresses the fish will migrate toward the river mouths again. The lower bay, has a huge shad spawn in the fall and the walleyes gone themselves before winter. The fish will migrate back south as the shad stage and move into the rivers. The fox river is a great place to start in fall when searching for fish. Once again both jigging and trolling can produce fish this time of year. Casting cranks on shallow rock is always a must. Berkley flicker shads are always a main producer of fish for me. Fall can offer lower fishing pressure then spring and summer and the fishing can be just as good.

Green Bay is an amazing ecosystem. The bait is always moving and so are the fish. Staying on the walleyes is the hardest part of the game. Hopefully these tips will help you put more fish in the boat!

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Now booking walleye and musky fishing charters out of the Bay of Green Bay, Fox River DePere, Menominee River and Sturgeon Bay. Don’t miss out, reservations are filling fast.

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Testimonials and Reviews

“I had a great fishing experience with Jake. My nephew Skip and I met him at sunrise on a dock near Green Bay. After a short time of fighting the wind, currents and weeds, we found some decent areas to fish. Jake kept telling us that eventually the fish would have to eat, and then they would turn up. He was right, and at 4 p.m. I hooked a 45-inch muskie. After having two more strikes, Skip hooked a nice 49-incher and had to show his uncle up. Getting in at dark made for a long, but well worth day of fishing.Jake was an excellent guide and we plan to book another trip Soon.”

-May 18, 2017
by Dave

“I’ve gone hunting and fishing with captain Jake on multiple occasions. He always puts us on the birds and fish! Jake is very knowledgeable on multiple species of fish and where to find them to make the trip enjoyable. When duck hunting with Jake, you can really see the joy Jake gets when a guest downs a bird. You also get to watch the best bird dog Max do what he does best. All in all, I’ve never had a bad time out with Jake and plan on going with him again as often as work will allow!”

-May 7, 2017
by Peter

“Jake is a great guide and is fun to hunt with! And so is max”

-Apr 30, 2017
by Austin Wendlant

“Heck of a guy to hunt with defiantly puts in his time and does his homework! Cant wait for years to come.”

-Apr 4, 2017
by Josh Leppek

“Excellent hunt with these guys, they are kind, friendly, act like they’ve known you all their life, and for sure know what they are doing. They put me on mine and my buddies first decoy hunt and it was great. If your thinking about a guided snow goose hunt, you won’t regret choosing these guys!”

-Apr 4, 2017
by Keaton Johnson

“I took my dad on a early season Brown Trout trip with Jake and it was unreal. We fished for a half day and there is not another guy who works harder. He had us on fish from the word go. Doubles, triples, and even quadruples. It has been 3 months and my dad still talks about it. Made some great memories! Can’t say thank you enough!”

-Apr 4, 2017
by Drew Bartfield

“Had a great hunt with Jake this spring. Second time going with him and he never disappoints. He put in a lot of time and effort to put my group on birds will definitely be booking with him again! If you want to snow goose hunt he’s the guy to go with!”

-Apr 4, 2017
by Anthony Breakfield

“My two brothers and I had the opportunity to fish with Jake last fall. He is extremely knowledgeable on techniques baits and where to go to find the fish. He will do everything in his power to put you on the fish like he did for us. With his know how and expertise he put us on two muskies both of which were over 50″ and in one day! That’s pretty epic. In my opinion if you want a top notch fishing guide and just an all around fun person to fish with Jake is that guy. I’ve fished with many guides but none of which come close to epic guide service.”

-Mar 3, 2017
by Ben Henrichs

“Third year hunting with Jake and it was not a let down. The time and effort he puts in to please his clients is above and beyond. I will definitely continue to hunt with him, it is always a blast.”

-Feb 22, 2017
by JR Santos

“Have been hunting with Jake for many years now in the fall and spring time. Let me tell you we have had some EPIC hunts together. All the hard work, time and effort he put into the hunt really shows. Very dedicated and friendly guy that will do anything to put his clients on the birds. Just recently got back from spring snow goose hunt with Jake and had an outstanding time. Killed 200+ birds in 3 days. Was even able to shoot my first banded snow goose. Can’t thank him enough for his service and will be looking forward to hunting with him and the guys from epic guide service for years to come. I would highly recommend them to anyone!”

-Feb 22, 2017
by Cody Dolata

“Why do I hunt with Jake of Epic Guide Service? The answer is simple: He makes you feel like you’re one of the guys and not just another paycheck. I’ve hunted with many other big and small named outfitters that make your hunt feel commercial, ‘Here’s your field give me your money.’ Jake puts in his time, constantly trying to put you on the best hunt possible; whether it’s changing up the spread or putting in countless hours and miles scouting for that epic hunt.”

-Feb 21, 2017
by John

“The guides at Epic are some of the best. I have hunted and fished with others, but Jake and Mike are clearly a head above the competition. Their knowledge and advice were impressive. But what really stood out to me was their commitment to the customer and hard work. Unlike other guides, Mike and Jake have been willing to do whatever it takes to make it a successful and enjoyable experience. I highly recommend Epic Guide Service. I have already recommended them to my family and friends. Thanks again guys!”

-Feb 1, 2017
by C.M.

“I did the spring snow goose trip to South Dakota. We arrived in the morning to see an awesome spread set by Jake from Epic Waterfowl. Jake was very professional, dedicated, and motivated to getting us the best hunt possible. We shot plenty of birds and missed plenty more! I had a great time with my group, both in the field and off, and will definitely be back next spring!!! I would highly recommend Jake and want to give a special thanks to Max (the dog) for doing most of the work!!”

-Oct 21, 2016
by Brian

“Had a hunt with these guys this spring and had a blast with our guide Jake. He knew what he was doing and worked really hard to put us on the birds. I would recommend everyone give him a shot u won’t be disappointed!”

-Sep 8, 2016
by Jonathan Breakfield

“I’ve hunted snows with Jake two years in a row now and will continue booking hunts every year. Jake puts in the extra work that it takes to keep his clients happy. Anyone that has spent any time chasing snows knows it is no easy task! You can pay more and you can pay less, but you won’t find someone that works harder to keep you on the birds.”

-Aug 21, 2016
by Carson Brown

“I’ve muskie fished in numerous places from Hayward to Canada and have never had much luck. It’s a fish of 10,000 casts. I knew the best place to catch a trophy muskie was Green Bay, Wisconsin. I fished with Jake for three days, and we caught a total of nine muskies, along with numerous other species. He knew which baits to choose, about weather conditions and when they were biting. On the last day I caught the biggest freshwater fish of my life. I was shaking with adrenaline, and I will remember that day for the rest of my life. I would recommend Jake to anyone who is interested in catching huge fish.”

-Aug 21, 2016
by Greg Lackey

“This was my 4th year hunting snows with Jake and every year has been a blast. He puts in countless hours scouting and setting up and taking the spread down and changing fields day in and day out for his clients. All by himself. It’s an absolutely incredible experience to have thousands of birds raining down on you and I can’t wait for many more years hunting with Jake!”

-Jul 15, 2016
by Adam Cegielski

“I have snow goose hunted with Jake and Max for two years now and am planning to again next year. They are always very professional and got us on the birds. Highly recommend.”

-May 26, 2016
by Steve Sheriff

“I have been fortunate enough to both hunt and fish with Jake Kaprelian for many years. Bottom line, he is as good as it gets! He has the knowledge and the gear to be successful. Captain Kaprelian’s best attributes are his drive and determination. He is not satisfied with an average experience. Jake will give you an Epic experience. I personally have caught my biggest fish of multiple species while in his boat. I have also shot the most bag limits of fowl while hunting beside him. Just watching his dog Max work will bring a smile to your face. Do not waste your money on another guide! Thank you Jake for all the memories.”

-May 17, 2016
by Al Z

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